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July 10, 2017

Battle Over Millstone Nuclear Plant Rages On

by Christine Stuart | July 10, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the NRCC HARTFORD, CT — With no state budget in place, various groups who saw their bills die during the regular session are looking to resurrect their legislation through budget implementation language.

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June 27, 2017

Fight Over Millstone Continues

by Christine Stuart | June 27, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — They might have lost the battle to get their bill passed before the end of the regular legislative session, but Dominion Energy continues to press forward with its attempt to win support for an opportunity to bid on energy contracts.

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June 7, 2017

Senate Sends Millstone Bill To House In Final Hours

by Christine Stuart | June 7, 2017 12:29pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The House still needed some time Wednesday to decide whether they will move forward with legislation that allows the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to survey the energy market.

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January 19, 2017

Committee Forwards Kane’s Nomination To General Assembly

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2017 5:23pm

Christine Stuart photo Former Republican Sen. Rob Kane, who was nominated to fill the a $146,000-a-year job as a state auditor by Republican legislative leaders, said he doesn’t believe a misunderstanding over his child support payments should impact his ability to scrutinize state spending.

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April 30, 2016

House Gets Chance To Debate Fate of Nuclear Power Plant

by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2016 2:45pm

Courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Flickr A bill designed as a “safety net” for the nuclear energy industry sailed through the state Senate late Friday — just five minutes after it was posted online and a month after the industry signaled that it was struggling.

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March 25, 2016

Lawmakers Ponder Future of Millstone

by Christine Stuart | March 25, 2016 12:49pm

Christine Stuart photo What would happen if Millstone, the nuclear power plant run by Dominion, were to shut down?

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January 29, 2016

OP-ED | The Special Case of Senator Maynard

by Terry Cowgill | January 29, 2016 6:30am

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When I first became politically aware as a teenager, I recall being struck by what a different standard we apply to elected and appointed officials. Appointed officials serve at the pleasure of those who appointed them, while elected officials are accountable mostly to the voters who put them into office.

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January 14, 2015

Ritter Nominated To Head Aging Department

by Christine Stuart | January 14, 2015 4:45pm

Christine Stuart photo Former state Rep. Elizabeth Ritter of Waterford was nominated Wednesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to serve as commissioner of the Aging Department.

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February 12, 2014

Lawmaker Calls For Repeal of Keno & Malloy Says It’s Up To The Legislature

by Christine Stuart | February 12, 2014 1:58pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, proposed legislation this week that would repeal the state’s movement toward establishing the game of keno.

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February 8, 2013

Neighboring States Ask CT Not To Extend Electricity Tax

by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2013 11:52am

A day after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy released his two-year budget that includes an extension of a tax on electricity generators, the attorneys general of Massachusetts and Rhode Island wrote Connecticut legislative leaders and asked them not to continue it.

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